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Meet The Innovator

 

Michael James

POSITION: Founder, Patent Holder

EMAIL: mike.james@shade-max.com 

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-james/9/1a8/a1b/

Meet the Rest of the Team

 

Annie DeChance

POSITION:  Communication and Public Relations

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science in communications, Arizona State University

 

Annie has contributed to the SHADE-MAX project with  the following

proficiencies and Skills:

  • Annie has the following proficiencies Product planning, marketing and communications:

  • Public Relations

  • Utility, City and national media relations

  • Marketing

  • Strategic communications

  • Local and National event planning and production

Terry James

POSITION:  Statistical Process Control/ Six Sigma Black Belt

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science, University of Arizona

 

Terry has contributed to the SHADE-MAX project with  the following proficiencies and Skills:

  •  Program management executive with 20+ years of experience delivering process improvements and technology solutions for large commercial bank

  • Communications and process consultant with strong focus on improving customer experiences

  • Continuous improvement leader leveraging both data and operational effectiveness to reduce costs, shorten cycle times and improve service

  • Passionate champion of low cost, simple solutions 

Michael Kase

POSITION: CAD Designer and Small Business Owner

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science Manufacturing Engineering, Arizona State University

 

Michael has contributed to the SHADE-MAX project with  the following proficiencies and Skills:

  • JUST In KASE Design, LLC  -  Director of Operations

  • Machinist/Toolmaker to Manufacturing Engineer 23 years exposure

  • Product Development, Fixture Design, Product Improvements thru Quality Control

  • Volunteer Instructor AT GWCC, Assist students in their professional growth and understanding of manufacturing practices.

  • There is no substitute for experience, sharing that knowledge to benefit others is one of many reasons for starting my business.

  • “Bringing ideas to reality” is the company’s motto and my passion.

     

Amber Welch

POSITION: Graphic Designer

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Arts Sociology, Arizona State University

 

Amber has contributed to the SHADE-MAX project with  the following proficiencies and Skills:

  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the SHADE-MAX and 2M-INNOVATIONS Trademark and LOGO.  This  a cornerstone to any new business venture.

  • Licensed hair stylist – Her creativity and skills extends beyond Graphic Design.  Creativity is essential for getting out that “Next  Big Thing”.  

Louis "Skip" Welch

 POSITION:  Business Owner and Business Consultant

EDUCATION:  MS Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University

 

Skip has contributed to the SHADE-MAX project with  the following proficiencies and skills:

  • Started and successfully operated several companies.

  • Senior engineer leading the development of many electronic hardware and computer software products over the last 20+ years.

  • Assists in web design.

Many efforts take a village.  We would also like to acknowledge the following people who were instrumental in helping develop the product but requested to be anonymous.   Thank you Jeff, Cathie, Matt, David, Malcolm, Royce, John and Steve.  Without your encouragement and listening to my hours of droning and carrying on, SHADE-MAX may have been left on the drawing board.  I greatly appreciated your input and advice.

 

I also have a special thanks to our heavenly technical writer "Ed" and an amazing cheerleader "Reggie".

Without his expert advice and comments, the technical report would be unreadable.  Without her continual encouragement and "Kewel" during the trade shows, this effort may have stopped. Rest In Peace my friends!